The MBK Alliance Impact and Seed Communities

In 2018 MBK Alliance announced the winners of its inaugural national competition to identify and invest in communities that are making steady progress to substantially improve the lives of boys and young men of color.

The winning Impact and Seed communities, as well as MBK Communities to Watch include 19 organizations across 10 states and Puerto Rico as national models to expand evidence-based initiatives to reduce youth violence, grow effective mentorship programs, and measurably improve the lives of boys and young men of color.

We’re dedicated to helping these dynamic communities and organizations accelerate impact, reduce barriers and build cross-sector coalitions focused on long-term success.

National Impact Communities


Change Happens

Houston, TX

Liberty Hill Foundation

Los Angeles, CA

National Seed Communities

The following communities received extensive consideration for Impact Awards and represented some of the strongest proposals in the entire country. They will each receive $50,000 in funding to aid in the piloting and preliminary implementation of their work. Additionally, they will receive support from the MBK Alliance team and technical assistance partners to advise on the further development of their plans and long-term infrastructure. Each of these organizations has a strong track record of working on behalf of boys and young men of color, and we’re excited to have them as part of our cohort.


Richmond, CA

Chicago Seed Grants